In Greek, ambrosia means "Food of the Gods" and with its traditional layers of sweet fruit and coconut, it's not hard to understand why. Go beyond the simple fruit salad and sink your teeth into creative ambrosia recipes including green salads, cakes, cocktails, and tarts.
Charred Ambrosia with Toasted Coconut and Marshmallow CrèmeA cast iron skillet is the key to lending a delicious and caramelized glaze to this ambrosia dessert. We top this colorful dish with a light and fluffy marshmallow creme topping.
Ambrosia Chess TartsThese tiny tarts full of big fruity flavor will disappear bite-by-bite at your next get-together.
New Ambrosia With Buttermilk-Coconut DressingPeppery arugula greens and spicy jalapeños are balanced perfectly with the sweetness of the citrus and the coconut dressing.
Ambrosia with ApplesPlan on sectioning the citrus and chopping the pineapple ahead of time. If you use canned or jarred fruit, save the juices and add them to the ambrosia.
Ambrosia Coconut CakeCut into this beautiful coconut cake and you'll find a luscious ambrosia filling made with orange segments and crushed pineapple between each layer.
Ambrosia with Chantilly Cream
The original ambrosia recipe is simply a layering of orange slices, sugar, and toasted unsweetened coconut. Over the years, folks began to add pineapple, maraschino cherries, and whipped cream to create more of a fruit salad, but the name stuck.
Ambrosia Streusel Bars with Shortbread CrustFans of old school ambrosia will still love these fruity shortbread bars, perfect for gifting!
Ambrosia TerrineFor an easy and beautiful plated dessert, top a slice of store-bought pound cake with a slice of Ambrosia Terrine and a dollop of whipped cream.
Ambrosia CocktailThis cocktail was inspired by the Southern side dish that's popular during the holidays. Add some marshmallows and cherries for a festive garnish.
Spiced AmbrosiaClassic ambrosia is spiced with peppercorns and is topped with sweetened coconut and maraschino cherries.
Ambrosia MacaroonsGive these soft, chewy macaroons a different look by garnishing with candied fruit like orange peels or green cherries.
Ambrosia CheesecakeFresh orange curd and flaked coconut give this festive holiday cheesecake an even sweeter ambrosia spin.